Forum offers small charities chance to quiz funding regulator
Stephen Dunmore, the interim CEO of the Fundraising Regulator, will be attending the Institute of Fundraising and Small Charities Coalition’s fundraising forum in February.
The Forum is part of a wider Institute of Fundraising and Small Charities Coalition consultation with smaller charities about the changes taking place to charity fundraising regulation in the coming months.
An online consultation launched in December has already received over 400 responses from smaller charities keen to have their views on the new regulatory structures heard.
The results of this consultation will also be announced at the event. The survey is open until 15th January .
Figureheads on hand
Stephen Dunmore will be joined at the IoF and SCC event by the Chair of the Fundraising Preference Service working group, George Kidd.
The event will be designed to provide plenty of opportunity for the views, concerns and ideas about fundraising regulation from smaller charities to be heard.
Peter Lewis, Chief Executive of the Institute of Fundraising said: “As the body representing thousands of individual fundraisers and hundreds of fundraising charities we know how vital it is that the views, ideas and concerns of smaller charities are taken on board.
“We are delighted that Stephen Dunmore and George Kidd have agreed to attend what we hope will be a constructive event. It shows a real willingness to listen to the voices of charities and fundraisers themselves and bodes well for future involvement of the fundraising community as the new regulator starts operating”.
A voice for the minnows
Jon Barrett, acting chief executive of the Small Charities Coalition, added: “We know that smaller charities often find it hard for their views to be heard on the major decisions affecting them. That is why this event and consultation process is so important in giving an opportunity for smaller charities to have their say.”
“It is fantastic that Stephen Dunmore and George Kidd, who have such vital roles in the shape of fundraising regulation affecting the charity sector, will be talking directly to smaller charities and fundraisers.”